It’s Better to Spare One Minute for Safety Than to Lose a Life Within a Minute

Staying safe is very important. That’s why there are rules and facts that you should know. Knowing these things will keep you alive, prevent injuries, and make you better at watching your surroundings. They will keep you attentive and more focus on being safe rather than getting the job done quicker.

 

Safety Ahead Of Time

Accidents Happen

 

 

Safety Tips & Hard Facts 101

  • From ages 5 to 14 accidental injuries rank second in the United States.
  • The death rate for teens is twice as much as younger children
  • Teen death makes up for half of all child pedestrian deaths in the past 5 years

To Keep Safe Here Are a Few Tips to Live

  1. Tell your kids about safety while walking. Walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks at all times.
  2. Tell them to look left, right when crossing the street.
  3. Remind them to give eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of them and to watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
  4. Make yourself visible to the driver if you’re crossing the street.
  5. If you or your children need to use a cell phone, make sure you stop walking and find a safe area to talk.
  6. Teach kids to look up and the importance of paying attention when listening to headphones and to take them out when crossing the street.
  7. Drivers should look both ways when looking for bikers, walkers or runners who may not be noticeable.
  8. Drivers should also remove any distractions such as a cell phone.
  9. There are awesome and colorful stickers on the website below that you can give your students. You can take a peak by clicking here

 


 

March 18

Kansas City police have identified a pedestrian killed on Interstate 35 Sunday night after apparently walking in the path of several vehicles as Vir Tiu, 26, of New Jersey. – The Kansas City Star

 This is a prime example of why safety is essential even if it takes longer to get the task accomplished.

 

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Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/03/18/4128975/kc-identify-pedestrian-killed.html#storylink=cp